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Adding hyperlinks

From: Keynote '09 Essential Training

Video: Adding hyperlinks

You can add various types of hyperlinks to your presentation that can make it a little more interesting and allow you to make connections with other slides or other websites outside of the presentation itself. Let me show you first how a normal slideshow works. I am going to go up here and click Play. This first slide comes on. I'm now moving my mouse and you see there is really nothing happening on this screen. That's sort of a default mode, go and hit the Advance key now, and it moves to the second slide, go and hit Escape. Let's just keep that in mind, because I'm going to show you what happens when we add hyperlinks to a slide, how that behavior changes.

Adding hyperlinks

You can add various types of hyperlinks to your presentation that can make it a little more interesting and allow you to make connections with other slides or other websites outside of the presentation itself. Let me show you first how a normal slideshow works. I am going to go up here and click Play. This first slide comes on. I'm now moving my mouse and you see there is really nothing happening on this screen. That's sort of a default mode, go and hit the Advance key now, and it moves to the second slide, go and hit Escape. Let's just keep that in mind, because I'm going to show you what happens when we add hyperlinks to a slide, how that behavior changes.

Let's say we want to create some arrows that people can click on, if I wanted to go through this presentation on their own. I'm going to go up to the first slide, to the Shapes toolbar, pull down a triangle, then I'm going to drag it over here, and I'll shrink it down a bit, and then I'm going to hold down the Command key while hovering over the corner, hold down the Shift key to constraint it, and make a little triangle like that. I'm going to Option+Click and Drag to duplicate it and then I'm going to Command, rotate this one the other way, Shift key to constraint it. So I've created these little arrows.

Now let me go up to the Inspector. And I'm going to click on the Hyperlink Inspector, and you can see here that I have this object selected and I can click on this checkbox to enable it to be a hyperlink. I have a number of choices of what I can do with this hyperlink. I'm going to have it linked to a slide that is the slide of this presentation, and because it's pointing backwards, I'm going to say go to the Previous slide for this particular object. I'll click on this one, enable it. I have to go to the Next slide.

So now when I press Play, first thing I'll notice is you'll see my mouse move now. That's because I have hyperlinks on the slide and because I have hyperlinks, the mouse should be visible because we want to have some sort of references to where we are going to click. If I click over this one for the next slide, you see that little hand pointer comes up, I click on it, and it indeed move to the next slide. Escape out of there. Now let's say I would like to add those triangles to the rest of the presentation. As it turns out, all these three slides here in this miniature version of the presentation, all have the same master. So I'm going to copy and paste these objects from this slide. I'll do Ctrl+Click+Copy and now I'll click on here on Slide 2 and go to its master slide, which is Title & Subtitle - Photo - Dark, and now that I'm adding that master slide I'm going to click in and Ctrl+Click and Paste, and you can see it dropped in those hyperlink objects there.

Also notice the hyperlink objects have these blue arrows associated with them, so you know that that particular object is indeed a hyperlink. So now if I go back and look at my slideshow here in the thumbnails, you'll see these symbols appeared on every one of those other objects, because they all shared the same master. So indeed if I go to the first slide and hit Play, you see the arrow. I can click on that to go forward, I can click on this one to go forward, and I can click on that one to go backward. So you have lot of flexibility as to how you can program your hyperlinks.

You will hit Escape. Now let's go to the last slide of the presentation and in here, let's say, at the last slide we would like to have a link where people could go to the Ducati superbike website directly. So what I can do is I can go down here to the dock and activate Safari and I'm going to go to the website that I want to link too. So I'll type it in here, ducati.com and I want to go directly to the superbike website. Basically, what I'm looking for is the URL for that website. So here is the superbike website.

I'm going to click-and-hold-and-drag this icon from Safari and drop it right here into Keynote itself. Now I can close out Safari. And you can see here that brought in a hyperlink for that website directly and gave it the title that the actual website assigned to that hyperlink. With this object selected, let me go up here to the Hyperlink Inspector and I want to point out a couple of things. Text behaves a little bit differently than other objects when it comes to hyperlinks. If I double-click on this piece of text, you'll see this blue rectangle surrounding it. That means at that particular piece of text is a hyperlink, and in fact you can see it checked here. Let me click off again. If I click on the text object, notice that it's not a hyperlink. So it's a small distinction, but it is important to understand that text can be a hyperlink even if the text object does not.

Now what I can do with this text selected, I see that blue rectangle. I can change the display. In other words it gave me the proper URL, I also have the ability to change what it actually looks like or what the text is saying on the screen. So I can change this to just to say something like, visit website. Now I hit Enter, and you can see that it change that display to visit website, but the actual link is going to remain the same. And like any other text object, I can reformat this text. I bring it down to 36 point and change the color to White and I'll drag it over right here.

Now if I play this particular slide, let's say, we are coming to the closing slide, the user can come down here, click on this link, it will launch Safari and take him straight to that website. Now another interesting thing that's happened right now is that because Keynote was in a presentation mode, go down at the dock here, you'll see this green arrow on Keynote. It's letting you know that Keynote is still running, but because we used a hyperlink that took us to a website, it let us go to the website. But if I click back on this Keynote icon, it will bring us right back to the presentation where we last left off.

So hyperlinks allow you to add extra degrees of functionality and outside connections to your presentation.

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Keynote '09 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 13m 57s
    1. Exploring the user interface
      3m 54s
    2. Customizing the user interface
      2m 11s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      1m 42s
    4. Understanding the Document Warning
      2m 57s
    5. Understanding Keynote themes
      3m 13s
  3. 13m 8s
    1. Understanding master slides
      4m 45s
    2. Making changes to slides and masters
      3m 54s
    3. Creating a media placeholder on a master slide
      2m 18s
    4. Creating an object placeholder on a master slide
      2m 11s
  4. 12m 53s
    1. Layout and alignment of objects
      7m 28s
    2. Understanding stacking order
      5m 25s
  5. 35m 44s
    1. Working with free text objects
      4m 23s
    2. Comparing types of text objects
      4m 14s
    3. Formatting text in Keynote
      4m 5s
    4. Working with shape objects
      6m 40s
    5. Working with advanced shapes and colors
      5m 44s
    6. Using connection lines
      4m 40s
    7. Adding hyperlinks
      5m 58s
  6. 32m 43s
    1. Adding and formatting tables
      4m 16s
    2. Building conditional formatting and calculations
      4m 48s
    3. Chart types
      3m 44s
    4. Working with chart data
      5m 17s
    5. Formatting charts
      6m 10s
    6. Working with 3D charts
      5m 10s
    7. Linking charts with Numbers '09
      3m 18s
  7. 29m 17s
    1. Working with graphic files
      7m 49s
    2. Working with multimedia files
      4m 41s
    3. Applying masks
      6m 55s
    4. Applying image adjustments
      4m 15s
    5. Using the Instant Alpha tool
      5m 37s
  8. 18m 8s
    1. Using 2D and 3D transitions
      6m 11s
    2. Creating transitions with text effects
      3m 9s
    3. Creating transitions with object effects
      4m 16s
    4. Introducing Magic Move
      4m 32s
  9. 30m 27s
    1. Using basic build parameters
      7m 33s
    2. Expanding on basic builds
      5m 20s
    3. Creating table and chart builds
      6m 41s
    4. Using smart builds
      3m 21s
    5. Building basic actions
      3m 43s
    6. Creating actions on a path
      3m 49s
  10. 28m 36s
    1. Using the Document Inspector
      5m 39s
    2. Organizing slides in the slide navigator
      2m 57s
    3. Organizing a presentation in Outline mode
      2m 54s
    4. Playing a slideshow
      2m 46s
    5. Adding notes
      1m 42s
    6. Using the Presenter Display
      5m 21s
    7. Recording narration for a slideshow
      3m 2s
    8. Using remote controls
      4m 15s
  11. 34m 54s
    1. Saving Keynote files
      5m 39s
    2. Saving a Keynote presentation as a PowerPoint file
      2m 17s
    3. Exporting presentations as PDFs
      3m 56s
    4. Sharing a Keynote presentation as a QuickTime movie
      7m 57s
    5. Exporting presentations as still images
      2m 14s
    6. Adding comments on a presentation
      1m 42s
    7. Collaborating with iWork.com
      7m 54s
    8. Printing presentations
      3m 15s
  12. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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